Thursday August 20, 1998

US date format: 8/20/1998, UK date format: 20/8/1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Train of Life, directed by Radu Mihaileanu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Quite A Year For Plums by Bailey White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hercules. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Capcom Generations or 3D Maze Man.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
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Events

  • The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

Famous Deaths

Movies

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Train of Life

Train of Life

Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu

Starring: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

Hilary and Jackie

Hilary and Jackie

Directed by: Anand Tucker

Starring: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

Spriggan

Spriggan

Directed by: Hirotsugu Kawasaki

Starring: Shotaro Morikubo, Ryuji Aigase, Takehito Koyasu, Katsumi Suzuki

Twice Upon a Yesterday

Twice Upon a Yesterday

Directed by: Maria Ripoll

Starring: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on August 20, 1998

Sport Games on August 20, 1998


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Football (Netherlands)
  • Heerenveen - Twente : 1 - 0
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TV Series

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Hercules

Hercules

Directed by: John Musker & Ron Clements

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Any Day Now

Any Day Now

Directed by: Travis Fine

Perla

Perla

Directed by: Sergio Castilla

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Days to next August 20

If August 20, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Quite A Year For Plums by Bailey White

Quite A Year For Plums

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Anyone who has read the best-selling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and charm.

The Klone and I by Danielle Steel

The Klone and I

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Stephanie had a rat for a husband. But after 13 years of marriage and two kids, she was devastated when he left her for a younger woman.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Side of the Moon: A Sci-Fi Adventure

Dark Side of the Moon: A Sci-Fi Adventure

Platform: Windows 95/98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive

G.A.S.P. Fighters' NEXTream

G.A.S.P. Fighters' NEXTream

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Konami

Cabela's Sportsman's Challenge

Cabela's Sportsman's Challenge

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: HeadGames Publishing, Inc.

Capcom Generations

Capcom Generations

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: JP Capcom; EU Virgin Interactive

3D Maze Man

3D Maze Man

Platform: PC (Windows 95/98)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: eGames, Inc.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $70.81
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $41.00
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $110.12
  • General Electric GE: opens at $90.31
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $129.50

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 20, 1998?

On August 20, 1998 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 20, 1998?

On August 20, 1998 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 20, 1998?

On August 20, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 20, 1998?

On August 20, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 20, 1998?

On August 20, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on August 20, 1998?

Famous people died on August 20, 1998 include, Raquel Rastenni.

What was the number one song in August 20, 1998?

The number one song in the week of August 20, 1998 was The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica in US and No Matter What by Boyzone in UK.

What were the top hits on August 20, 1998?

The top hits on August 20, 1998 were The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica, My Way by Usher, Adia by Sarah McLachlan in US and No Matter What by Boyzone, Viva Forever by The Spice Girls, Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya in UK.


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